John T. Feury , to the great sorrow of his beloved family and friends, John T. Feury died suddenly on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 after suffering complications from a grave heart condition.
John was a man of integrity and strong character, evident in his every action and word – the
latter often spare and reliably direct, never more than when he confronted a phony or called
out a wrong. He was nevertheless a gentleman who was a treasured friend to many – always
fun to share a Guinness or to travel with, and the stand-up guy who could be relied on to show
up and help when you needed it.
Among his many gifts, John was a matchless storyteller who regaled us all with hilarious, barely
credible, but absolutely true tales of his adventures in the New York City construction industry.
He was First Vice President of Tishman Construction Corporation, where he had worked since 1987. His sons Sean and Ryan followed him into the construction industry and relied on his deep experience as they built their own careers; he was also a generous mentor to a generation of young professionals at Tishman.
John was born on September 21, 1954, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, the second son of Anthony
and Teresa (Tarasiuk) Feury. He grew up in Waldwick.
John graduated in 1977 as a civil engineer from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA.
While at Merrimack, John met his love, Mary McAdam. They married in 1978 and recently
celebrated their 43 rd anniversary. The quintessential couple, they were also running partners
and you would often see them running together on the streets of Hoboken. For years, they
kicked off every New Year by taking part in the New Year’s Eve Midnight Run in Central Park.
And in recent years, they served together on Merrimack’s College Leadership Council.
John and Mary moved to their brownstone in Hoboken in 1984, raising their family there and
becoming fully engaged in the community. John coached basketball at Mustard Seed School in
Hoboken as well as coaching and serving on the board of Hoboken Youth Soccer. In 1987, they
also purchased a classic “Sears Kit Home” bungalow in Bradley Beach, where they generously
hosted scores of friends and relatives for summer visits to the Jersey Shore.
An accomplished, lifelong athlete, John was a proud graduate of Don Bosco Prep, in Ramsey,
where he excelled at basketball, while also competing in track and football. He played Division
3 varsity basketball in college and later was a regular at Sunday morning basketball games at
the Hoboken YMCA. John was an avid runner and talented golfer.
John had an elephant’s memory for detail, from the fine points of a Bugs Bunny cartoon to the
play-by-play sequence of a high school state championship basketball game. He loved to laugh
and had a gift for living in the present – appreciating all the good in his life. He was also a proud
cheerleader for the family and friends he loved. He is deeply mourned by his wife Mary and sons Sean and Ryan Feury; his brother James Feury and his wife Joyce, nephews Brian and Kevin Feury: Sister-in-law Susan Lynch and her husband John, niece Megan and nephew Fitzy, and by many, many relatives and friends who loved and will never forget him.
Visitation will be on Saturday , July 17, 2021, commencing at 2:00 PM and concluding at 8:00 PM, at Failla – McKnight Memorial Home , 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken. Parking available rear of Memorial Home off Sixth Street. Private Arrangements by Failla – McKnight Memorial Home, Hoboken.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to either the Pioneers Scholars Program,
Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA, 01845 or Mustard Seed School,
422 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ, 07030.